Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

Preparing for the grey-haired legions
3 Aug 2007 | FEATURES |  
"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" asked the Beatles. Sorry about this, but we're not quite sure.

From abstinence to love: a question of character
27 Jul 2007 | FEATURES |  
Parents want their kids to save sex for marriage. A congress coming up in Manila aims to give them a boost.

FOCUS ON TERROR: Working to make Islam great
7 Jul 2007 | FEATURES |  
The young terrorist doctors don't understand the potential of their ordinary lives.

Europe has forgotten its families
23 Jun 2007 | FEATURES |  
The debate in Brussels over a new European treaty is a sideshow to the real issue confronting Europe: the state of the family.

China’s one-child policy in the balance
29 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
Will western values finish in the Asian giant what the one-child policy began?

The world’s toughest job
11 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: Mother's Day, motherhood
What are the rewards and challenges of motherhood today? Here are three views for Mother's Day.

Saintly scientists: Hate the disease, love the diseased
27 Apr 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome
The Frenchman who discovered trisomy 21 was heroically professional when he insisted it could be cured.

Giving kids our worst shot
20 Apr 2007 | FEATURES |  
Do we really want to go down the path of vaccinating children against deficits of moral intelligence and willpower?

Sorry - we’ve changed our mind
30 Mar 2007 | FEATURES |  
A liberal British paper sets a good example by changing its editorial line to fit the evidence about cannabis.

Britain’s sex slavery dilemma
26 Mar 2007 | FEATURES |  
Strategies against trafficking will fail as long as people are volunteering for the sex slave market.

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